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Objects As ActorsProps and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Melissa Mueller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Since Aristotle, text has been considered the essence of Athenian tragedy, while theatrical props have been relegated to the category of mere spectacle, external to the text. Objects as Actors argues ... More

PersiusA Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ Satires have long resisted interpretation. A curious amalgam of satire and philosophy, they are couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little ... More

Rhetoric in Tooth and ClawAnimals, Language, Sensation

Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Debra Hawhee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

For centuries, since its inception in fact, rhetoric has been conceived of as an exclusively human art. Only humans, after all, could artfully use language, the very definition of rhetoric. And yet ... More

The Theatricality of Greek TragedyPlaying Space and Chorus

The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus

Graham Ley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477572
eISBN:
9780226477565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient Greek tragedy has been an inspiration to Western culture, but the way it was first performed has long remained in question. This book provides a discussion of key issues relating to the use ... More

Translation as MusePoetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Elizabeth Marie Young

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus’s Rome questions the truism that poetry and translation are inherently at odds, arguing for translation as a defining condition of ancient Roman ... More

VarietyThe Life of a Roman Concept

Variety: The Life of a Roman Concept

William Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226299495
eISBN:
9780226299525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299525.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book investigates the concept, value and poetics of variety, with a particular focus on the Roman concept of varietas and on Latin literature. It divides into two parts, the first belonging to ... More

Women & WeaselsMythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Maurizio Bettini and Emlyn Eisenach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book looks at mythology and ancient belief, revising our understanding of myth, heroism, and the status of women and animals in Western culture. This book recounts and analyzes a variety of key ... More

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More

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